DA Request for GBI Investigation into Columbus Schools Incidents Not in the Cards

The Columbus Police Department is currently investigating two rather horrific situations involving the Muscogee County School District. That’s enough for now, the GBI said following a request from Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit DA Julia Slater.

From The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer:

“The GBI has received a request letter from the DA’s office to investigate an incident involving [Bryant] Thomas,” Nelly Miles, director of the bureau’s Office of Public Affairs, wrote in an email to the Ledger-Enquirer. “Due to the active investigation being conducted by the Columbus Police Department, the GBI is not conducting a separate investigation at this time.”

Miles repeated that last line in regard to the bus crash: “Additionally, the GBI has received a request letter from the DA’s office to investigate an incident involving a school bus crash.” Police continue to investigate that, too, he wrote.

The incidents in question involve special education staffer Bryant Thomas allegedly body slamming a seventh-grader in his charge which led to the student’s leg being amputated and a school bus crash that left one person dead.

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